Among the events reported at the beginning of Book of MormonIs there any indication that allows us to know how long the ministry of Lehi lasted in Jerusalem before his departure to the desert?
The time that Lehi preached in Jerusalem
El Book of Mormon He begins his story by narrating Lehi's prophetic calling from his vision of the pillar of fire. This event, as it is described to us, happened the first year of the reign of Zedekiah, king of Judah. Zedekiah had 21 years when he began to reign in Jerusalem, having been appointed king by Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, in the year 598 BC (see 1 Nephi 1: 4).
Therefore, we can calculate that between this year, when Lehi was called to the ministry and his departure to the desert, which occurred in the year 600 BC, two years elapsed, during which Lehi boldly preached repentance to the people of Judah, reason why they plotted to take his life. It was for this reason, and because the Lord planned to lead him to a promised land, that Lehi went out into the desert in the year 600 BC (see 1 Nephi 10: 4; 1 Nephi 19: 8; 2 Nephi 25: 19; 3 Nephi 1: 1; 3 Nefi 2: 6).
Originally posted 2016-04-28 18: 22: 01.